In 2013, we’ll see Henry Cavill jump buildings in a single bound. After that, he’ll be building them. The Man of Steel star, who is just about done shooting that film, is busy lining up his next project. Variety reports he’ll star in Ed Zwick‘s The Great Wall, an action epic produced by the new Legendary East banner of Legendary Pictures, which will uncover the mystery of how The Great Wall of China came to be. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Ed Zwick to Direct ‘American Assassin’

There was a point two years ago when CBS Films put into motion the first adaptation of one of Vince Flynn‘s Mitch Rapp novels. Consent to Kill was going to be the subject of the adaptation, with Antoine Fuqua directing and actors like Matthew Fox, Gerard Butler and Colin Farrell as possible accomplices.

That stalled, and perhaps for the better, as it turns out. Because Vince Flynn last year  published American Assassin, a prequel story that tells of how Mitch Rapp ends up as a CIA terrorist hunter. (Yeah, I know. Just go with it.) Now that book is going to be the first of his from CBS Films, and Ed Zwick has just been set to direct. Read More »

love-and-other-drugs

Love and Other Drugs is a romantic comedy, which of late is a genre that tends to be unremarkable. And it is co-written and directed by Ed Zwick who, sadly, tends to make movies that are also unremarkable. That’s not two strikes, but it’s close. (For me.)

But the film is also a kind of Brokeback Mountain reunion, as it puts Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway back in the same cast. That’s a selling point (for me, anyway) but I’m not sure that this just-released trailer is. Read More »

A Discussion with The Best Directors of 2008


The Hollywood Reporter recently held a roundtable discussion with the six of this year’s Best Director hopefuls: Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon), Gus Van Sant (Milk), Ed Zwick (Definace), Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler), Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino). David Fincher and Christopher Nolan apparently weren’t available for the sit down. You can watch some video clips from the roundtable interview after the jump. I wish that THR would put the entire thing online, but the most we can hope for is that more clips will be released.
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